Burien’s Seahurst Elementary School will be hosting its 2015 Elementary Math Bonanza on Friday, May 8, a math contest for students in grades four through eight. This will be their sixth year hosting the event, in which local elementary school students (4th-6th grades) are exposed to problems and topics that go beyond their standard curriculum and share their enjoyment of extracurricular mathematics with like-minded students. Proceeds from the contest raise money for the Seahurst PTA, to help pay for educational assemblies, field trips, and other projects around the school. Competitors will participate in a variety of tests in different formats: an individual test in which students will attempt to solve thirty problems in thirty minutes, a mental math test in which individuals will try to solve problems in their heads, and two team tests (Algebra & Probability and Geometry & Potpourri) in which teams of four students will attempt to solve twenty topic-focused problems in fifteen minutes. If you are a coach, teacher, or parent of a student in grades four through six and are interested in registering for this competition, please contact director Tom Clymer by e-mailing [email protected] or calling 206-244-5214. Because this contest is a fundraiser for the Seahurst PTA, donations of money, time, goods, or services by local businesses and individuals would be greatly appreciated. If you are interested in supporting this contest, please contact Tom. All of the tests for the 2015 Elementary Math Bonanza will be provided by National Assessment & Testing (http://www.natassessment.com), which in addition to this local contest administers four national high-school contests by e-mail each year in different formats.]]>

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